LiMo Foundation Announces New Wave of LiMo Handsets

LiMo Foundation has unveiled another wave of handsets using the LiMo Platform. The seven new devices from Motorola, NEC and Panasonic Mobile Communications offer consumers around a host of applications and services that enhance the mobile experience.

The commercially shipping LiMo handsets being announced today are:

- MOTOZINE ZN5 from Motorola
- FOMA N906i, FOMA N906iμ, FOMA N906iL and FOMA N706i from NEC
- FOMA P906i and FOMA P706iμ from Panasonic Mobile Communications

There are now 21 mobile handset models available using the LiMo Platform, the industry's first collaboratively developed, Linux-based operating system for mobile devices. The new Motorola model, the company's seventh LiMo handset, combines a high-quality phone and camera experience. The models from NEC and Panasonic Mobile Communications, which give the companies eight and six LiMo handsets, respectively, are available in Japan.

Several of the latest LiMo handsets include advanced enabling features that herald the forthcoming Mobile 2.0 experience for global consumers. These include international 3G/High-Speed Downlink Packet Access roaming capabilities, Global Positioning System, mobile TV and advanced video streaming, secure payment and advanced mail functionalities, all presented through higher-resolution displays and intuitive user interfaces.

LiMo Foundation has also announced 11 new member companies. The addition of Cellon, Esmertec, Freescale Semiconductor, Longcheer Holdings, MIZI Research, Movial, PacketVideo, SK Innoace, Telecom Italia, VirtualLogix and ZTE advances LiMo's membership to more than 50 leaders from across the value system and provides further evidence that LiMo's contributor-led governance model can uniquely rationalize the increasing complexity and sophistication of the mobile ecosystem.

Lalit /ITvoir Network


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